Outdoor Living Trends for 2018

With the start of 2018, we’ve seen a lot of exciting new trends for the year.  Gone are the days of patio chairs scattered across a brick foundation.  The trends for 2018 project more upscale, modern luxury in the outdoor scene.

People want their outdoor space to be an extension of their home.  Establishing an outdoor room they can go to at the end of the day for some relaxation is the key concept when designing an outdoor space this season.  Homeowners are looking for a place of comfort and convenience without the costs associated with extending the square footage of their home.  Plus, who doesn’t love the great outdoors?  Whether you live in the mountains or on the plains, there is something peaceful about getting outside and soaking up the sun.

Check out these design ideas that are trending this year.

Coronado Dining Collection

Luxury furniture that’s fit for any indoor space. 

When you want to relax, there’s nothing more important the relaxing furniture.  The last thing you want to sit on at the end of a day is an uncomfortable fold up chair.  That’s why luxury furniture is the focal point this season.  With aesthetics and comfort in mind, the advances in technology allow for fully upholstered outdoor furniture.

The Provence is the perfect combination of indoor comfort with outdoor aesthetics.  With wrought iron in a century pewter finish and lush cushions you can spend hours in, this timeless outdoor collection offers poise and luxury for any outdoor living space.

Provence Seating Collection
Provence Seating Collection

Smooth and Fashionable Flooring

There’s nothing worse than stepping into your outdoor oasis and hurting your feet on uneven flooring.  Everything is changing this year.  Smooth flooring makes outdoor living desirable.  Whether you opt for tile, sealed concrete, or good old-fashioned wood, make sure it’s been treated to create a smooth texture and finished to handle Mother Nature.

When designing an outdoor space, you want your floors create cohesion with your space.  Painting the flooring can give your outdoor space a polished look.  If you’re creating the illusion of a bigger space, you can paint stripes or a checkerboard pattern.  Add an outdoor rug to finish off the look.

Solana Seating Collection
Solana Seating Collection

Modern Hardware

Creating cohesion with your indoor space is important when extending your living space into the outdoors.  Match your hardware for an intentional aesthetic.  If you have a wrought iron light piece, consider wrought iron furniture.  If you have stainless steel accessories, consider a stainless steel ceiling fan.  These small details can drastically transform the look of your space.


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